[jcifs] Re: 3ed packet capture, from domain, new dfs root

Christopher R. Hertel crh at ubiqx.mn.org
Wed Aug 17 17:44:00 GMT 2005


There is a Capabilities bit that indicates DFS capabilities:
CAP_DFS == 0x00001000

A smart client might see that bit and just ask for referrals.  If the 
share is on the server, would the referral just hand back the same path?


Chris -)-----

On Wed, Aug 17, 2005 at 12:50:33PM -0400, Michael B Allen wrote:
> Well I still can't seem to narrow down where the clients are getting
> their DFS mappings. I see referrals but it's not clear how they knew to
> query in the first place.
> I've asked about this on the samba-technical list. Maybe they can
> provide some insight. Your captures are good. They will be useful I
> think. Ultimately though I think it will be necessary to experiment on
> real DFS shares but I'm not sure when I'm going to have an opportunity
> to do that. I'll keep the list posted.
> Mike
> > Hello once again Michael,
> > 
> > (Am I on your >/dev/null list yet? :-)  ).
> > 
> > I've run one more capture that I think you may be interested in.
> > 
> > I created a new DFS root, hosted on dc. It maps to:

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